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Assistant Director/Camp Director Mike Simmons

Please welcome the newest member of our Lake Nixon Outdoor Center team, Mike Simmons!

Mike comes to us after years of service at the Arkansas 4-H Center. He has 25 years’ experience in the camping and outdoor education field and has a passion for helping people realize the best in themselves. He is involved in a number of professional organizations related to outdoor education. He is certified as a challenge (ropes) course facilitator and lifeguard as well as an experienced Wilderness First Aid, and Leave No Trace instructor. Mike will serve as the Assistant Director of the Lake Nixon Outdoor Center, working with the rest of the LNOC team to develop year round programming and as the Director of the Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp.

Mike has lived and worked in a wide variety of locations. He was born in Mexico City but only lived South-of-the-Border for 17 months. He primarily grew up in the Midwest, Ohio and Kansas. When he and his family moved to Western North Carolina, his interests in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, camping and hiking took off. Pursuing his love of the outdoors, Mike obtained a degree in Recreation Management from the University of Montana. He has worked at camps in North Carolina, New England, Canada and Arkansas. He taught at a boarding school in Vicksburg MS for 6 years.

Mike has lived in Little Rock since 2006. He is married to Rene, who works in healthcare. They have 4 teenage children, 2 boys and 2 girls. The eldest two are in college and the younger two are still in high school. Mike enjoys staying active, spending time with his energetic family and being outside.

Gain Experience. Change a Life.

Make the Most of Your Summer!

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Working at Lake Nixon provides opportunities to develop as a leader, build a resume, gain new friendships, and make a difference in the lives of kids and young people. . . all while working in a beautiful outdoor setting just minutes from the heart of Little Rock!

All of our camp positions are full-time, Monday through Friday (nights and weekends off!). Camp will begin Monday, June 7 and run for nine weeks until Friday, August 6. Staff training will begin before camp, most likely with some initial online meetings and then in-person training the week before camp begins.

Each year, Lake Nixon hires camp counselors, lifeguards, and other support staff

Why and How to Apply

Come make the most of your summer! You’ll be part of the latest chapter in a 50-year history of summer day camp, providing a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for young people to grow, make friends, and enjoy God’s creation.

For more information, contact Camp Director Mike Simmons at 501-744-8878 or msimmons@2bclr.com

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